Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Happiness is a green paint can

I'm so proud to show you these composting bays! Marty did a wonderful job with these second hand materials, most of it while I was sleeping off a nasty cold / flu. :) Yesterday we painted them to match the fence, and we're thrilled with the outcome!

See? They almost blend in - just a little more fence to go now...

Here you can only just see the bays at the very back. At the front are the potato cages and the "lawn" is just a mass of weeds, but they do look pretty!

Since it's suppose to rain tonight we might not get the painting finished today. Instead I would dearly love to be able to get some native trees from the local nursery and plant out a border around our property. Obviously we won't get all that finished today, but we made a start the other day when we planted the She-Oak. It's not looking very happy, so all we can do is cross our fingers and hope it recovers. The border will serve many purposes - apart from looking nice, it will also hopefully dampen the noise of the trains a little, cover the view of the silo's just a little, and also protect our property from the "Round-Up" that the neighbouring land owners insist on spraying. Here's hoping!


  1. Wow, the bins do look good. They blend in real nice. Good job Marty. You are quite the handy man.

    I love the older trees that you already have behind the potato cages.

    Good luck Sea Oak tree. I have my fingers crossed for you.

    Those "round-up" spraying neighbors must be happy that you two moved in and are making such great improvements to your property.

    love from, Mom

  2. great blog, lov your cute little cottage. nice work with the compost bays :o)

  3. Very nice. Good to see things getting into shape. Too bad more people world-wide don't take pride in their living environment.